I wrote and perform a one man play called Off the Meter On the Record Although I live in Queens, New York City, my parents were from Donegal and Tyronne, and I spent my childhood going back and forth between Queens and my uncle’s sheep farm outside of Pettigo, Donegal. I began my career as a cab driver after serving in the US army in Germany during the Vietnam war. My play, Off the Meter, represents the culmination of a forty year career of driving a yellow cab in New York City, while trying to make a difference in the world. It gives a glimpse of the changing landscape of the city I love from the unique position of behind the wheel of an NYC yellow cab, and takes the audience from tears to hilarity in the speed of a New York minute. Initially presented during the NYC Fringe Festival, it had a successful sold out run at the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York City, and was directed by Irish Rep founder Ciaran O’Reilly. I have performed it in theaters in Boston and New York, and it received the First Origin Irish Theatre Spirit Award in January of 2022. Last May I performed it at the Sean O’Casey Theatre in Dublin before capacity crowds as part of the O’Casey Festival, where it was very well received.